Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Virginia Beach, VA. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Custodians of the sea since 1943
Founded in 1973 by Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the Society has more than 50,000 members worldwide. Under the leadership of President Francine Cousteau, the Society continues the unique explorations and observations of ecosystems throughout the world that have helped millions of people understand and appreciate the fragility of life on our Water Planet. Half a century of protecting water systems has expanded to embrace a wide variety of programs to encourage communities to achieve sustainable harmony with Nature as the Cousteau Label program. Headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, membership-supported, not-for-profit environmental education organization, the Society is dedicated to the protection and improvement of the quality of life for present and future generations.
America's charitable medical transportation system.
Founded in 1972, Mercy Medical Angels (MMA) mission is to ensure that no needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medically-related transportation; further, to ensure the provision of urgent transportation in situations of compelling human need and homeland security emergencies.Major MMA programs include:* Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic/Angel Airlift Mid-Atlantic* Air Compassion for Veterans/Wounded Warriors* Angel Airlines for Life* Angel Flight for Veterans/Angel Airlines for Veterans* Angel Wheels to Healing* National Patient Travel Center*
Since 1923, the United Way of South Hampton Roads has been a local organization that has focused on the issues that face our community. We serve the citizens of Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. Your United Way uses highly trained volunteers and staff to bring individuals, groups and organizations together in a community-wide effort to improve the quality of life for everyone in South Hampton Roads. The areas for advancement we are focused on are: helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, improving the health of children and adults, and encouraging individual and corporate participation.
God's people doing God's work
Founded in 1892 by a group of Christian businessmen, the Union Mission Ministries has served as a beacon of light to needy people for over 120 years. From its humble beginnings as a small shelter in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, to its present status as the capstone of nine different vital ministries in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, the Mission has remained true to its original purpose: to aid the poor and needy; to reform the erring; to help those that are out of the way; to feed the hungry; to shelter the homeless; to preach the gospel; and to rescue the perishing.
A natural beauty
Founded in 1938 as the Azalea Garden project, the Norfolk Botanical Garden's mission is to enrich life by promoting the enjoyment of plants and the environment through beautiful gardens and educational programs. More than twenty thousand children and adults are reached every year at the Garden by programs, classes and Norfolk Botanical Garden lectures. Today, the Garden includes 155 acres, with over 30 theme gardens that can be viewed by tram, boat or by foot. Theme gardens include the Bristow Butterfly Garden, the Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden, the Virginia Native Plant Garden and the Bicentennial Rose Garden. Each of these gardens allows guests to see a variety of plants-from the cultivated to the wild.
Improving the civic, educational, and cultural life of the Hampton Roads community
WHRO is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the citizens in the communities it serves by responding to their need to be engaged, educated, entertained and enlightened. We are: a premier provider of products and services for educators and life long learners using the best technology available; a trusted and valued civic space where citizens can explore diverse issues in a thoughtful manner; a financially capable and sustainable organization delivering an excellent return on the community's investment; and a provider of quality programming and services for television and radio audiences.
Helping students go to college since 1988
The ACCESS College Foundation will help students in the public schools of South Hampton Roads go to college: by inspiring the hope that a college education is attainable; by supporting them in achieving the requirements for college acceptance; by guiding them through the college application process; and by assisting them in gaining the funds to attend college. The full range of programs and services offered by ACCESS are available free of charge to all public high school students and parents in South Hampton Roads, including early awareness, parental advising, financial assistance, career development, and scholarship assistance.
Breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children
ForKids is a non-profit agency founded in 1988 with a mission to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children. Today, ForKids is the largest service provider for homeless families in the state of Virginia. ForKids currently serves up to 165 families on any given day with over 350 children throughout South Hampton Roads. The agency provides housing, education and vital services for families experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. Services include counseling, tutoring, field trips, summer camps, classes in life skills, parenting, budgeting, and case management. Additional education and outreach services are provided through the ForKids in Schools program and ForKids' Regional Housing Crisis Hotline. Over the last 12 months, ForKids received over 18,000 calls from those seeking assistance in Hampton Roads.
Investments into the lives of our student-athletes
The Old Dominion Athletic Foundation (ODAF) is integral to the success of Old Dominion University Athletics, and is the channel through which our fans and alumni can partner with our coaches and student-athletes for the advancement of the athletics program. With the ever-increasing cost of competing at the NCAA Division I level, a dynamic donor base is critical to putting the strongest possible teams on the field and court. The mission of the ODAF is to raise financial support for Old Dominion University athletics and to ensure that our coaches and student athletes have everything they need to compete for national championships.